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Homeschooling Resources

Homeschooling Resources

Michigan Department of Education Information on home schooling, registering, and more.

Home School Legal Defense Association Offers information and resources to encourage and support all homeschoolers including curriculum help.

Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Kids* Try these databases with easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Find information on countries, animals, and people as well as activities, science projects and experiments.

Scholastic Learn at Home Day -by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Khan Academy Covers reading, math, science, test prep, and more with practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard.

ABCya Educational games for kids.

Storyline Online Videos featuring actors reading children’s books alongside illustrations.

Science Projects from World Book Kids* Try these science projects and experiments from World Book Kids.

Little Bins, Little Hands  STEM activities for kids of all ages.

GoNoodle Get kids moving with movement and mindfulness videos.

Art for Kids Hub Art site designed to help kids learn how to draw and sketch.

Coloring Book Pages Original coloring book pages from some of your favorite book creators.

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Grab your family, get outside, and try to find the items on the scavenger hunt we created.

Stay at Home BINGO Play our fun, stay at home BINGO game!

Online Scavenger Hunt: Dinosaurs Find all 6 dinosaurs in the online resource, Pebble Go.

Online Scavenger Hunt: Mammals Find all 6 mammals in the online resource, Pebble Go.

Online Trivia Challenge: Britannica Fundamentals Can you find the answers to these questions using the online resource, Britannica Fundamentals?

Online Trivia Challenge: Britannica School Elementary Can you find the answers to these questions about Michigan using the online resource, Britannica School Elementary?


Michigan Homeschool Groups

Michigan Wayne County Homeschoolers Homeschool group for parents of children from kindergarten through high school. Find support, ask questions and participate in homeschoolers’ events throughout the year.

Southeastern Michigan Homeschooling Teens & Pre-Teens Homeschool support group for parents looking for positive alternatives to the social and extra curricular activities typically offered in a traditional school setting.

State and Regional Organizations Search for groups by State and County.

Temporary Resources

Resources Temporarily Available During the Closure

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum: Air and Space Live Chats Join the Live Chat on Facebook Live every Thursday at 1 pm EDT until the Museum reopens. Each week they will feature a different expert to answer questions from kids, students, and air and space enthusiasts.

Harry Potter At Home Magical treats to keep you occupied – including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles, and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world.

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems Draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka Author & illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka will be streaming 15- to 20-minute art lessons every day and then archiving them on his YouTube channel.

The Henry Ford Experience the invention process step-by-step, gain entrepreneurial skills with their Invention Convention Curriculum, and more.

Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours


Detroit Zoo The Detroit Zoo is bringing the Zoo to you with live streams, educational content, and more.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Tune in to a web cam and experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

San Diego Zoo Live cams and videos of your favorite animals.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Home Safaris, activities, and more virtual experiences.

Houston Zoo Join the Houston Zoo each weekday at 11:00 a.m. CST for a Facebook Live video with updates of what our furred, flippered, and feathered friends are up to.

Atlanta Zoo

Museums and Parks

Detroit Institute of Arts Experience your DIA from home

Vatican Museums Virtual Tours The Vatican Museums are allowing art lovers to visit from the comfort and the safety of their own home.

Louvre Museum Virtual Tour Visit the museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries.

National Park Foundation From virtual tours and webcams to educational activities for young park enthusiasts and games for everyone – there are countless ways to enjoy our parks at home.

National Park Service

National Museum of Natural History

National Museum of American History

The National Gallery (London)

American Battlefield Trust

The Alamo

National Gallery of ArtNASA

North American Association of Environmental Education

World Heritage Convention

National Museum of the United Sates Air Force

National Museum of the Great Lakes


Halls of Fame

Ski and Snowboard (Ishpeming, MI)

Travel Michigan 

Under the Radar Michigan Explore all the cool people, places, and things in Michigan with UTR.


Child and Family Resources

Child and Family Resources

Common Sense Media Reviews and ratings of all major forms of media: movies, television, websites, video games, music, apps, and books.

NoveList K8 Plus* Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list. 

Scholastic Book Wizard Search books by reading levels or use BookAlike™ to match similar books.

Career Resources

Career Resources

LearningExpress Library* Step-by-step resume and cover letter builder.

Brainfuse JobNow Online service designed to support every step of your job search process. JobNow features live online coaches who can assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help you prepare for job interviews. All you need is your library card. 

Tax Resources

*These databases are made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan, with additional funding provided by the State of Michigan. You may use them either in the library or at home with a valid library card or Michigan driver’s license/state id. If you do not have a library card and are accessing from homeclick here to use Michigan driver’s license/state id access.

Robert and Janet Bennett
Civic Center Library

32777 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2491

Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun: 1-5 p.m. (September-May)

Carl Sandburg Library

30100 Seven Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (248) 893-4010

Mon & Tue: 12-8 p.m.
Wed & Thurs: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Alfred Noble Library

32901 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150

Due to a building problem,
Alfred Noble Library will be
closed until further notice.
Click here for more info.

Vest Pocket Library

15218 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2559

Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.